A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA
A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA
Animals

Is this tiny chameleon the world’s smallest reptile?

  • Bookesia nana, a newly discovered species, has a body only 13.5mm long and can fit on a human fingertip
  • The male chameleon has genitals almost one-fifth of its body size, possibly to allow it to mate with the larger female

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A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA
A tiny male chameleon, from the newly discovered species Brookesia nana, sits on a person’s finger. Photo: Frank Glaw via DPA
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